A Glam Slam: Bally’s Jubilee! Dancers Get The MAC Cosmetics Treatment
One of Vegas’ most beloved symbols is the classic showgirl, but there’s only one show in town featuring the real glamizons themselves. With headdresses, glittering costumes and feathers galore, Donn Arden’s iconic original masterpiece “Jubilee!” is still going strong after nearly 33 years at Bally’s. The requirements for its showgirl performers haven’t changed—long legs, real boobs and a minimum height of 5’8″ are a given—but their poise and classic beauty are what stand out the most.
Renowned for its use in stage and screen makeup, MAC Cosmetics partnered with Tumblr for a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s nightly preparations. Shot by brilliant visual artist photographer Tomo Muscionico, the stunning images show the girls backstage applying their own makeup, squeezing in to their rhinestone bikinis and primping every last hair and jewel until they ready for 90 minutes of dancing with multiple quick costume changes. As MAC regularly does makeup tutorials for the girls and provides them some of their product, a MAC artist was also on hand to teach the graceful beauties a few extra tricks during the shoot.
“Jubilee!” is currently on hiatus as the show is being slightly revamped with a contemporary twist. At the helm of its modernization is Frank Gatson, a noted choreographer and right-hand man to none other than Beyoncé.
Look for “Jubilee!”‘s fabulousness to return in April.
Bally’s recently gave a nod to its most iconic attraction by christening its newly remodeled suites and rooms the Jubilee Tower, and held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday. With 756 rooms, the revitalized accommodations feature a contemporary update on its furniture and fixtures.